Summary of the game Sailors Spring Training: M’s Beat Diamondbacks 6-3

Welcome to the summary of today’s Mariners Spring Training game. Please mute your mobile phones out of respect for our performers. When you’re ready, I’d like to draw your attention to a scene where our technical team is working hard to shed light on key elements of the game for your instruction.

Note: This afternoon the Mariners played with the Diamondbacks, which consists mainly of junior league players, as tonight the Arizona Premier League team plays in a demonstration game against the Guardians. As a result, we decided to organize this summing up only with Mariners players. Screamed Diamondback pitcher Mitchell Stump, who won the best name in the game, and fell on his ass trying to hit the backyard today.

[Curtain opens on a stage lit only by a downstage right (audience left) spotlight. In the spotlight stands a man whose curly hair sticks out from under his ball cap. He stares off into the darkness in stage left.]

Mark worked out six full innings in today’s game, giving up two injuries on three strokes, 0BB, 5K. It would seem he came out right after the start of the broadcast, killing the first beater on three fields. After the first 1-2-3 inning he gave up the solo home run in the second, but only in the fourth hit Diamondbacks really made him start working. Since M’s offense wasn’t over until the end of the serve, the first third of the game flew by.

For six innings Mark has worked fast, made some great defensive games and looks ready for his first start of Sunday’s regular season against the Twins. In particular, he moved well on his fields on low-speed fields and said in an interview in the dugout after finishing the walk that he feels satisfied with his material in anticipation of this game. In the same interview Mark was asked about his curved ball; he mentioned that he was working to improve that height in this particular game, and that was the height he hit in the 5th when working on managing it.

Take a look at Mark’s five strikeouts from today here:


[Cross fade: stage right spot dims as upstage right spot appears, focused on three men standing in a line.]

In the last three innings of the game participated one by one: Diego Castillo, Andres Munoz and Matt Festa. Castilla knocked down a few D-Backs with an evil slider, gave up a few strong punches and knocked out three rebounds in his serve. Munoz also had a good outing (I’d love to see his speed, but unfortunately not in Peoria), and gave Abraham Thor a chance to showcase his outfield. Festa scored two in the 9th to save; no complaints.

[The stage goes dark for a moment, giving the stagehands time for a hasty set change as we shift from the pitching to the batting portion of our offering. A wide pool of light appears upstage left, in which stand a cluster of men holding bats.]

To your right now you see that most of the sailors in the starting lineup are embarrassed by their weak performance. After Adam Fraser [a man in the middle of the clump raises his hand to the brim of his cap] highlighted on the first field that the sailors saw in the game, M didn’t get another hit until the 6th. Ty France was heavily encroaching on many fields with which he could not come into contact, as sometimes Mitch Haniger and Jesse Winker [the three men closest to the back of the stage nod solemnly] The highlight of the offensive belongs to two performers who have not yet been covered, but please give a flurry of applause to several other players who have contributed to the offensive in recent innings. The first J. P. Crawford for his single in the 8th inning, which made David Schaefer’s home run 2nd, which gave the Sailors the lead! And please also mention Stephen Sousa Jr. for his 8th inning home run, as well as Axel Sanchez for his impressive triple in that inning and Billy Hamilton for his kick.

We know that Souza needs a moment to shine, as he has been involved in several interviews in the dugouts, which were actively heard on the telecast today. He first announced his presence as a makeup artist during an interview with Gilbert:

He later tried his hand at scenography, throwing sunflower seeds at Mark during his interview, which was his specialty at previous venues as well.

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Of course, today all eyes were on Julio Rodriguez, the main prospect of sailors whose place on the first day list was officially confirmed this morning.

[Suddenly, centerstage is illuminated, the light reflecting off the shiny, shiny sunglasses of the person occupying the stage.]

This afternoon in the field or in the dugout do not wipe the smile from his face. Although Julia’s game today was far from last Thursday, he had a great fight in the fourth, forcing the pitcher to work, fighting three times before making a move. It’s nice to see this patience because we know he can do brilliant things. Julio is also a sharp single in RF on a good outing, demonstrating further insight that well portends his transition to major classes.

In another dugout interview, we saw this bright and vibrant Scott Servais, who talks about this morning’s call to Julio:

What a smile, right?

[Lights fade out, leaving the stage dark again.]

On Juliet’s Day I think of Jared Kelenik. Jarred has grown in the spotlight, confused as he found himself in the spotlight last season and then began finding his feet in the final months of the 2021 season. Today, by right, is the focus of Julio, and there is a clear chance that it will be for years to come. Today it is confirmed that Kelenic is not the main young star potential striker on the opening list of M; what does this mean for him and how does he play? I think it would be difficult for any 22-year-old to watch the debut of a young peer and know that if that peer succeeds, his success will be publicly opposed to his own struggle a year earlier.

[Slow fade up on a spotlight in the far downstage left corner of the stage. A young man sits on a chair looking at the baseball in his hands, and then looks out at the audience.]

Ironically, my main takeaway from today’s game is hope and pride for Jared Kelenik. In the second inning, Kelenic drew his patient gait in a long bat, forcing the pitcher to work (which most of his more experienced peers did not). Today he swung a few swords outside the zone. In the 7th inning, with J. Rod on board, Kelenic made the first two innings with a bat for the ball. I wrote in my notes: “JK will take a walk, he’s not trying to knock in JROD on first serve, good for him.”


My favorite part is the top five. JRod and Kelenic share the scene, enjoying a game in which everyone struggled to succeed. Celebrating with the awareness that to date they have both succeeded.

[Fade to black.]

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